Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile, State Media Reports

Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities – state media Rouhani vows to strengthen missile program, support "oppressed people"
Kenny Thornton | 25 September, 2017, 04:12

"Questioning United States President Donald Trump's authority to single-handedly scrap the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear accord -Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the pact belongs to the global community in its entirety, and not only to one or two" countries.

Iran unveiled what it said was a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km, capable of carrying several warheads, during commemorations for the Iran-Iraq war and days after the United States president called Tehran a "corrupt dictatorship".

The state-run news agency IRNA quoted the chief of the Revolutionary Guards' airspace division, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying that the new missile "can carry several warheads for various uses".

State broadcaster IRIB carried footage of the missile test without giving its time and location, including video from an on-board camera which it said showed the detachment of the cone that carries multiple warheads.

Mr. Trump's secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, has said that the Iran nuclear agreement must be changed or the United States would not stick with it. Iran has said the accord is not up for renegotiation.

Iran has said repeatedly that it has no choice but to boost its defenses as its regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia sign huge arms contracts with Washington and other Western governments.

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Trump told world leaders gathered in NY for the annual U.N. General Assembly that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran was "an embarrassment" and "one of the worst" deals the US had ever made. "They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!"

Tehran says that the missiles are entirely legitimate under the terms of the deal as they are not created to carry a nuclear warhead.

At the event, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed that the country's military power has been used only in acts of defense, despite what he called the export of deadly weapons by foreign powers to the Middle East. "When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission". Trump said on Wednesday he had made his decision, but was not yet ready to reveal it. The Khorramshahr missile has a range of roughly 1,200 miles and can carry multiple warheads.

The nuclear agreement reached during the Obama administration doesn't strictly prohibit Iran from developing missiles.

President Trump said Tuesday, speaking at the United Nation General Assembly that a "small group of rogue regimes" are bent on "death and destruction". Since his speech, Trump has been receiving sharp responses from angered leaders not just from Iran but also from other nations.

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